Scuderia Ferrari Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc is “calm” even though he is making big waves at the Maranello team in the start of the 2019 Formula One season. That is the view of former F1 driver Christian Danner, referring to how Charles Leclerc is being backed by the Italian press as the Ferrari number 1 of the future.
The 21-year-old was moved aside for Sebastian Vettel in China, and was obviously angry afterwards: “Charles is too intelligent to make any sort of fuss right now,” Danner told Sport Bild – “He stays calm. He makes himself felt, but without spreading any kind of bad mood in the team.”
Dr Helmut Marko brought Sebastian Vettel into Formula 1 some years ago, and so he was asked if Scuderia Ferrari should now consider making Charles Leclerc the new number 1: “Let’s wait and see,” the Red Bull chief said. “It’s still very early in the season.” – he concluded.
And Charles Leclerc admits he is much more interested in his results on the track than admiration off it. Despite all the praise that has been sent his way, Charles insists he is never satisfied with himself: “I have never thought about it,” Leclerc said to Crash.net of the extra attention. It’s always very nice to hear compliments from Lewis [Hamilton] or from Seb [Vettel] or from the greats of the sport. This is very nice to hear but on the other hand I don’t spend too much time thinking about it, just trying to get better every race and focus on the weaknesses on my side, from the last Grand Prix and try to fix them and get better for the next one.”